Consider Roanoke!

Why should you or your business consider Roanoke?

Consider the following...

Low Crime Rate
Roanoke has a very low crime rate compared to other cities its size. The City of Roanoke, known for the police department's visibility, had no homicides in 1995. The Roanoke Police Department has a staff of twenty-three certified officers, eighteen auxiliary officers, and one full-time D.A.R.E. officer. The police department also monitors the "Are You Okay?" program, which focuses on the senior community.

Excellent Health Care
The City of Roanoke's health care facilities are first class and growing. Roanoke's in-town hospital is Randolph County Hospital, with a 92-bed capacity, an active staff of eight medical doctors, and twelve consulting doctors. Wedowee Hospital is also easily accessible, located only thirteen miles away. There are four optomologists in Randolph County, two ambulance services, and two nursing care facilities. Roanoke also has two Home Health Care Services. Emergency services are only a "911" call away.

Climate and Environment
Roanoke has an ideal climate, with the average annual temperature being 62F. The monthly average temperature for January is 46.2F and, in July, is only 79.6F. The average annual rainfall is 54.2 inches and the humidity remains very mild. Roanoke also enjoys an abundant supply of sunshine.

Let's Play Ball!


Services for Seniors
Roanoke has many services centered around the senior community. Lifeline and "Are You Okay?" are two services utilized to monitor the well being of our seniors living alone. Roanoke has two Home Health Management Services and an Adult Day Care Center.

Housing Cost and Availability
Roanoke has ample housing available within the area. From the old to the new, our city housing and various subdivisions can meet your needs, including ample city lots or a few acres so you can plant your own garden. Eight apartment complexes are available in the city, with two centered toward people age 55+. Government subsidized housing is also available, meaning that there is something for everyone.

Proximity to Major Cities
Roanoke is only ninety-five miles from Atlanta, forty-six miles from the Auburn-Opelika area, and one-hundred-five miles from Birmingham. Plus, we have a direct path due south to Florida.

Close to it all!


Recreational Activities
Roanoke has abundant recreational opportunities available. Boating, fishing and summer fun are only a few minutes away at Lake Wedowee and West Point Lake. Hunting in the area is plentiful and bountiful. Roanoke is approximately forty miles away from Talladega National Forest and Alabama's highest point at Mt. Cheaha State Park. Talladega Motor Speedway, Callaway Gardens, Auburn University SEC Football, and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail are equally accessible. Professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer and more are about an hour and a half away, perfect for a family day outing. In about four hours, you can experience Alabama's beautiful gulf or be in the heart of the Florida panhandle, perfect for a week-end getaway.
Nearby Lake Wedowee
Consider Roanoke...
for all the RIGHT reasons!

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